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>> hello from doha. this is the news hour on al jazeera. >> thousands of black israelis protest against alleged police cruelty. israel's president said mistakes have been made in how they've been treated. >> stepping towards an uncertain future, 900 migrants arrive in sicily after rescued by european coast guards. >> i'm reporting from the south china sea.
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we'll tell you why this is the center of one of the world's biggest security flash points. >> how robots and computer games are helping stroke patients on their road to recovery. in breaking news, the israeli foreign minister liner man has resigned. the two term top diplomatic said he will not be part of prime minister benjamin netanyahu's incoming government. he will join the opposition. the latest now with mike hanna in jerusalem. what's happened here, mike, why has this turn of events come about, do you think? >> significant developments, in deed. i understand from sources president at the coalition talks between lieberman and benjamin netanyahu said lieberman insisted not only on retaining his portfolio of foreign
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minister but being responsible for relations with the united states something that had been carried out by the former justice minister. the significance of this is that netanyahu had been relying very strongly on lieberman's participation and the success in election to get a strong majority within that government that he's attempting to form. as it stands at present with the absence and his party's absence, netanyahu's going to struggle to get the 61 seats he needs for a clear majority within parliament, and even that is a very narrow majority, indeed. speculation that netanyahu may not meet the deadline for forming the new government, which is wednesday. >> ok, so that's the government side of things. tell us about the post, the foreign minister post and mr. lieberman's place in it, just to remind our viewers of the type of foreign minister he's been and the controversy he's brought with him. >> certainly there's been a lot
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of controversy traditionally handled the issue of relations with the palestinians, now this is something that actually has been conducted in the netanyahu government by the justice minister. netanyahu believe that had lieberman was something of a liability when it came particularly with regard to relations with the united states who made very clear their unwillingness to sit down and talk to a person has the adjustment branded in many ways as an unbrightlied racist particularly with views on the palestinians. certainly this was a problem for netanyahu. he had a foreign minister who had basically cut away with dealing with israel's most strategic partner the united states. he angled several european countries with some of his highly provocative statements he made. all of this being said, as i mentioned, he was a critical part of benjamin netanyahu's
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plans. he now has to rely on yet another religious party and the predominantly movement jewish home to be able to get that at 61 seats at least within his government, going to be a very difficult few days for netanyahu. >> any of the successor foreign minister-wise, is there anyone else around who would take that possibly and would they be as hawkish, do you think? >> well, there is no clear success at this particular point, certainly in the coalition talks that knelt net has been holding. the only person who threw his hat into the ring as foreign minister was lieberman himself. now that he's stepped out of the race now that he's made clear he will not be part of the coalition government, we're going to be getting some names hats thrown into the ring in the days ahead. very unlikely that he would have a foreign minister again of
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lieberman's ilk. that being said, the kind of government netanyahu is envisions is a right wing one with its pillars in the religious parties. it would not be surprising if a foreign minister came from one of these religious parties who are such an important part of netanyahu's proposed coalition. >> very interesting situation mike hanna with a the latest information from israel. >> the president in israel is describing the treatment of israeli's ethiopia's community as an open wound saying we did not listen enough. video emerged of a black soldier being beaten. protests have arisen over it treatment of black israelis.
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government statistics suggest they earn 35% less than the national average and fewer of their youth complete high school. there have been protests over marginalization and racism. the health ministry in 2006 rejected blood donated by ethiopian jews. they admitted to forcibly administering birth control injections to ethiopian women without their consent. >> the deputy mayor of tel-aviv is a black mayor. she says until the underlying issues are addressed more protests will take place. >> everyone who attended the protests here yesterday have experienced at one point of his life humiliation based on nothing but skin color. i can tell you about that myself. i came to attend an event here at the school, a police woman asked me who i was. i replied i'm the deputy mayor of tel-aviv and i need to enter
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the v.i.p. section. she told me that she wouldn't let me in. >> >> the incident rewarding the soldier that was beaten the authorities say was isolated and officers dismissed. >> that is a pinpoint incident. the israeli national police and its 29,000 police officers have day to day meetings, questions and incidents that take place on the streets on all level both criminals and terrorism. once in a while unfortunately those actions do get out of hand, but that is something that has been examined and if there are any future incidents such as those to be examined. >> do you believe it to be an issue of racism. that's what thousands of people protesting in tel-aviv seem to think. >> no, i don't agree with that. what we know and understand and lets not target that within the eat eaten community the many that gathered in the square yesterday and took part in the
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demonstration, the first part of the demonstration, which was in fact four hours in the center of tel-aviv blocking highways was peaceful and coordinated there were no major. >>s with that--incidents. in the evening it turned violent as residents from within the tel-aviv community also joined the mostly quiet and respectable ethiopian community and that led to a disturbance where our police officers after stones were thrown and iron bars held at them had to react. they used the minimum amount of force, stun grenades, as well as water cannons. the evening event we tried to avoid but others decided differently and it was necessary for our police units to respond. i can also confirm that one day after those disturbances, police units are on stand by to respond
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if necessary. one other important point is there were a number of meetings taking place not on the police perspective, but the political perspective in order to try to find solutions within the ethiopian community and to help support the ethiopian community. >> you're initial reaction was to say that you didn't believe the incident that sparked all of this was an issue of racism. clearly the people feel it differently, the politicians feel they have to go and address this, as well. is that going to be questioned properly? the mayor of tel-aviv, sorry deputy mayor we've heard her talking about being not allow into v.i.p. areas by police, as well so clearly people at high levels of experiencing this, as well. >> i can confirm and tell you that there are many ethiopians that serve within the israeli national police, serve the community, a part of the community in the same way that they support the community. in terms of the police
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perspective, we are doing at much as possible. that pinpoint incident that took place is unacceptable. there are other issues that have to be dealt with here, economical issues, social issues and political issues that have to be addressed. >> we look further at the issues in israel, that would be the wider middle eastern issues with nikolai, the new united nations middle east peace envoy joining us here. thank you for your time here. you've been on the job in three months or appointed february of this year. it's probably one of toughest jobs in diplomacy because no one succeeded in decades. how are you trying to make this different? >> i've been on the job two weeks, because i had to transition from iraq. i think what we're looking at this point is a number of factors that needs to come
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together for the peace process to be reinvigorated. firstly, we need a government in israel and to understand the policies of what this government wants to pursue. with he need strength in palestinian units important for any prospect of reconciliation. we need to look carefully at any humanitarian situation unfolding in the gaza strip in particular where the effects of the latest -- the bombings of last year war of last year are still felt by people and there's a definite lack of construction material and other issues that need to be handled so that people can return back to some level. it's actually three jobs in one. >> ok. well let's go back to the first you mentioned the political one. you will have heard perhaps that just in the last hour or so, the israeli foreign minister resigned. there is fractured politics in israel there was fractured
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palestinian politics, as well. do you hold hope of bringing them together when they haven't talked in a very long time and show know inkling of talking. >> some believe the current turmoil in the middle east in fact favors security, the security of israel, because it detracts attention from the palestinian-israeli conflict. i don't believe that to be the case. i believe that actually, that now is the time on both sides need to understand that it is in the interest of security, prosperity, and the development both the palestinians and israelis alike that they should return to discussions and to working together, along with the international community on finding resolution to the conflict. it is difficult at this point to see how that will happen, particularly because there is no government yet formed in israel, and i hope that very soon, that
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the government will be able to study with them their plans and in tents for the middle east pros. working very intensely with the palestinian government, with president abbas and assess him in rebuilding the institutions that palestinian needs to be able to function as an independent state. much investment has been done in that respect but much work be still remains to be done, but encourage that both president abbas and the prime minister have shown a strong commitment to building these institutions. >> what about and this is unfortunate, i guess the stuff you can't control the armed side of the conflict? you have elements within gaza in particular you still would want to fire rockets out of israel. you have and i'm reading a report today from a group of israeli soldiers, a group called breaking the silence that's spoken to israeli soldiers talking about the fact there's no rule of engagement, you are
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dealing with armed sites who can end up doing what they want. you're telling the politicians bring everyone in line so we can actually sort this out. >> well in fact, if people marginalized, feel excluded, they feel they have no prospect for the future, they tend to become brave for radical groups. this is something we've seen not just in this particular conflict but across the middle east. we've seen it clearly in iraq and elsewhere. i do hope that if particularly if one looks at gaza, the efforts of the united nations and israel authorities and the palestinian government will be putting in place and will be aimed at returning some level of normality to people so that they can still see that the perspective for the future is there, it's no longer taking arms and rockets and things like that but in moving forward with their lives in a more or less
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normal environment until the politics gets fixed. we've seen very clear signals continue -- >> forgive me interrupting you. would you put real pressure on the politicians? the only reason i say it that way is there have been diplomats who scuttled back and forth between jerusalem and washington and not gotten everywhere because no one has been willing to put their foot down and say we've got to do this. will you be the man who does that? >> i do hope the conditions for that will be appropriate this time around, particularly what we've seen over the last few months is there is a greater interest in the security council to lay down the parameters in the security council resolution for what a final settlement should look like. i hope that as this process moves forward that will create in itself not just an incentive to keep the prospect of a two-state solution alive but would be done in a way that brings the two parties together
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and then myself and my offers, my colleagues, all of us in the u.n. can support this process to move forward. the humanitarian situation in gaza is a very, very serious concern and could undermine any effort towards peace. i think what we've seen encouragingly over the last few weeks both from the israeli side and palestinian side a willingness to engage with the united nations to find a way to find more exports to leave the gaza strip more good to say come into the gaza strip and we are looking carefully now at the gaza reconstruction mechanism through which we hope to be able to help people rebuild their lives. it is quite shocking when you go into gaza and you understand that around 70,000 people have nowhere to live because their dwellings have been destroyed. there is a humanitarian imperative and that humanitarian imperative is shared both by the palestinians the israelis and
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the united nations alike. >> united nations middle east peace envoy, thank you for your time. >> still ahead the challenges facing nepal in distributing aid to the remote earthquake-hit region. >> in sport rory mcelroy proving a match for anyone. we'll have that later. t later. >> the sawed labor led coalition is considering suspending airstrikes in yemen to allow humanitarian aid in. on sunday, the saudi coalition spokesman denied it was using cluster bombs in yemen. others say there is evidence of its us. the saudis denied sending ground
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troops in into the battlefield in yemen. we have more. >> sources in aden say these men are not what they appear to be, although their clothing is similar to the attire worn in this area. they are said to be arab coalition troops in aden to help pro government forces in the fighting against houthi militia. analysts say local fighters don't usually have access to the kind of weapons seen in this exclusive video. >> amountty tank weapon as used by light infantry troops, a typical weapon used by special operation forces. at the end of the day you have to define your objective and then find the best way to achieve it, so going with a ground operation would not be the-wisest way to do it, because it will be very costly. >> local sources agree that these are special forces in a
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reconnaissance mission but the saudi-led coalition spokesman denies having sent any troops. >> i assure of if troops were brought into aden from the sea he would have confirmed it through the daily briefing, as was the practice during the operation resolve storm. all options are open. the coalition will not spare any effort backing the resistance and achieve positive outcomes on the ground. i reiterate today no troop landings were made into yemen. >> beyond troops in yemen would be a major escalation in the war. it's a move saudi arabia doesn't seem to be committed to at the moment. that's because once a ground operation starts, heavy casualties are inevitable, as is a protracted conflict. >> a only big with us comments were made when asked about future operations. saudi arabia and its allies suggested there may be a ground invasion but appeared optimistic it wouldn't be necessary.
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the coalition has said airstrikes would be enough to take down houthi military exhibits but fighting is still raging in the southern city. forces loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi seemed to be making gains but aren't in complete control. >> there doesn't seem to be a unionified central command to coordinate the war effort of these pro hadi militia. riyadh, saudi arabia. >> one person died in a taliban suicide bombing attack in afghanistan. the explosion happened monday in kabul, the bomber targeted a bus carrying torn general staff members. 13 others were injured. >> the syrian military head of logistics escaped an attempt on his life. nusra front fighters are claiming responsibility for that suicide bomb attack. major general was injured after two explosions in a neighborhood of damascus. one of his bodyguards died and
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another injured along with two civilians. >> in nepal local volunteers and police recovered 100 bodies of his trackers and villagers who were buried in an of a large triggered by the quake. more than 7,300 have died following the earthquake. we have this report now on how the aid effort to reach survivors is beginning to pick up. >> the international aid effort is in full swing at cad man do airport. it's working at full capacity. much needed tents and medical supplies are on their way to victims of the quake. >> we are setting up a hospital with surgical capacity. >> nepal's government is under pressure accused of taxing aid coming in, lack of coordination, and a continuing slow response to get help to the victims.
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>> any terse either through air or road will be free of tax. >> back at the airport nepal soldiers are loading aid. many planes are ready to fly to pro-vin she will areas. these tents have arrived from china. >> what we have seen here is as soon as that cargo seems to land, it is off loaded, just registered to know exactly what it is and reloaded on to aircraft like this. >> while aid to nepal by air is getting easier, a major problem is not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment now from the government that the challenges that we experienced in the early days of the crisis that resulted in limited access to the commodities coming out of the airport and getting out to the communities that those problems were resolving. >> the disaster zone is huge.
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the hugety of victims live in small isolated areas many unreachable by road. this is where local aid organizations are playing a crucial role in the relief effort. the n.g.o. working to fill the sacked in them is perishable items, rice and sugar lentil, salt and oil. there is soap, matches candles for lighting and clothes for a lady and small items of clothing for children. there are 6,000n.g.o.'s across nepal. they are coordinating their efforts, alongside the government the international agencies want to make sure the aid that people really needle gets to them and gets to them on time. >> the people of nepal are also helping each other. upper most in many minds is the coming monsoon. the heavy rain is expected in six weeks time. six weeks to get help to those
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who need it most. >> 7:00 in the evening in katmandu where our reporter is live. in the lead up to your report, the bodies have been record after the avalanche. the climbing season has to be declared finished now. >> indeed, yes that's the report we're getting from the sherpa association. for the second year, really, they've fallen foul of a natural disaster. in 2014, 13 sherpas were killed in mount everest with an avalanche and this year, we've got the natural disaster that's actually affected the whole country. >> the sherpa organization feel their priorities are with the people of this nation. they need to get with the international search and rescue teams and guide them in those very inaccessible areas to try and help that rescue to those isolated villages and get the
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teams, the medical teams the rescue teams so they can help those that need it most. >> that is from katmandu, the latest on these post earthquake efforts. one of the extraordinary stories which came out of nepal yesterday was the 101-year-old man in a rural part of the country, the oldest survivor of the earthquake, who was buried under the rubble of his own house. our reporter spoke to the man as he recovered in hospital. >> at 101 years old, he is the oldest survivor of the earthquake. he was at home when the ground began to shake and the walls of his house came down. >> the walls around me collapsed. the ceiling came down. some fell on my chest, as well. i was trapped inside. i received injuries to my foot and my arm. >> he was alive during the last major earthquake in 1934 but said this one was much worse.
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>> everyone in my family is alive. there were just two of us there but seven other people died in my village. >> he is bothered by all the attention his story is serving but it's a story that has sparked hope that in remote villages people may still be alive. >> a check of the weather with everton fox. >> it's a bit lively for the next couple of days, big storms spurring. you can look at the satellite and see the thunder heads really from the southwestern corner anywhere around the four corner states pushing through the plains into the midwest. this is a very active line of cloud. might see some tornadoes over the next days. certainly likely to see big hail. it doesn't look too bad through the remainder of monday. you can see the distinct line pushing up into quebec into the eastern side of canada. into tuesday that is when things start to get going big
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downpours likely just around new mexico pushling up into colorado. temperatures in denver are struggling to get up to a miserable 12 degrees celsius. heavy rain in the midwest into northeastern parts of canada. not bad on the temperatures, d.c. 30 degrees yellsous, some warmth certainly around, we're picking up the warm humid air right out of the gulf gulf of mex da co and we hang on to that going through wednesday. more pushing into the canadian prayer recent. mild weather around the rookies. the southeastern corner, developing to here, wouldn't talk tropical storm yet it's a bit early for that, but may be flooding around the southeastern coast this weekend. >> we'll tell you why the u.k.'s housing crisis is such a big issue in this week's general election.
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a report from the island in the south china sea the center of one of the world's biggest flash points. in sport violence rather than football took center stage at this world cup event.
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>> they thought they had made it. if it weren't for the libyan coast guards. we caught up with the boats off the shores of we were libya. the coast guards carried out a rescue operation.
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500 dingies each with 100 people onboard come from ghana mali, senegal and beyond, men and women, young and old. >> you want to go to europe? many of the migrants here are not happy they are returning to libya. to reach this point, they have traveled for weeks sometimes months. they had to work to earn enough money to pay for the journey and to be picked up on a day where there's good weather conditions is a huge disappointment. >> it's back on land in libya that it becomes clear how much of a disappointment it is, how hungry they are and how vulnerable they feel. >> please help me. help me, please. i'm on my way going please, i'm almost dead, please help me, led me be dead. please. oh! >> their stories are people trying desperately trying to
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escape the turmoil they were born into. >> she is from ghana and pregnant. she was hoping to give birth in italy. >> i don't know what to do. right now, i have nothing. i have nothing. >> from nigeria her father was killed by boko haram. she promised to send money back to her mother when she set off. >> i don't want to stay here. i don't want them to deport me. i don't want them to deport me. >> so many people die in the sea. >> we don't care! we don't care! >> some of these migrants first arrived in libya to find a job but it's lawlessness made them go further north. he paid extra for a life jacket. >> now from here, we are going
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to face death. >> are you worried about it? >> trust me. >> you look very nervous. >> it won't be easy. for now, they are at detention centers somewhere in libya hoping to be released soon and try their luck across the mediterranean sea once again. al jazeera. >> qatar is buying a new fleet of french fighter jets. the french president himself flew to doha to sign the $7 billion deal for 24 war planes. francois hollande was welcomed by the emir. president hollande land's next stop is saudi arabia for a summit of gulf leaders there. a professor and researcher in the near east center for security joins us to talk about
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this. short story why does qatar need this sort of fire power? >> this is a good question. in the recent decade it's been expeditionary in their foreign policy and proactive in trying to create peace around the region and create stability in the region. they've been asked by the united and partners to take over more responsibility in the region as one of the powerhouses of the region. in order to be able to back up this foreign policy, the military has to be an option on the table next to the political and economic levers of power. >> you talked about joining the force in libya, as well, got to be able to walk the walk, as well as talk the talk? >> exactly. libya was one of the major breaking points for qatar foreign policy where they realized it's great to have the financial power and in order to
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translate it into political influence, the military is the power to do that. they realize that the military needs to be built up to live up to these ambitions. >> civil aviation is something i know a good amount about the military not so much. tell us about these claims, are these good solid claims? what are the french selling here? >> it is probably the best plane, the best at the moment. it's not just a multi-roll jet but swing roll jet. it can go on a mission and deliver bat air to air and air to ground combat functions which most other planes cannot do. it's very flexible, adaptable the newest technology available on the market, but that comes with a price tag. that has led to a built of a problem in selling. >> has france managed to sell these to other countries. >> it has taken a long time to
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actually be able to sell this plane, even though this plane probably since 2011, it has been in use in mali, libya in afghanistan. it's always been proven and used right now in the coalition against isis, but has proven to be the most accurate plane out there and most flexible and capable. it comes with a price tag that most countries weren't able to pay or or willing to pay for. >> $1.7 billion for 24 planes, a huge amount of money. >> huge amount of planes and main. you always have to compare every decision with cost-benefit analysis, how much bang for the buck is provided here. it is a lot of bang, but also a lot of buck. initially when we talked about selling this to india the french were -- had to make a lot of concessions and compromises the french government to tell this plane.
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the first deal was made with egypt. france is flexible, provenjectable to saying we have provided it with a loan, we are convincing saudi arabia to provide the other 50% that have deal and then we can help you selling that plane. in india they made a concession to go and join, put pressure to enter into jointly venture. in qatar, they said we are willing to provide you with the latest aircraft that we have. we are now at the seventh generation and they were very willing to make these to selica tar the latest version of it with the americans not willing to do. >> very interesting to talk to you. thank you for your time. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in kenya where he's been meeting the country's president, the two leaders discussing regional security issues including the status of somali refugees in kenya and the fight against al shabab. 147 students were killed when their university was stormed a
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month ago. kerry is paving a visit for president barack obama in july. >> the nigerian air force released video showing what appears to be boko haram fighters fleeing their stronghold in the forest following a major operation to push the group out of the northeast. more than 200 women and children held captive by boko haram escaped. nearly 700 people have been rescued since tuesday. >> they took me so i could marry one of their commanders. when they realized i was pregnant, they said i was impregnate by an in fidel and killed him. soldiers rescued us in the morning. >> there are reports that two people have been killed after anti-government protestors clashed with police in burundi's capitol after a two day lull. pleas say a grenade was thrown at them, injuring several officers. activists were angered by the
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president's decision to seek a third term in office. seven people were killed, 600 arrested in a week of violent clashes across burundi. >> a tussle over territory in the south china sea china building a runway on the disputed spaltly islands. we have this report. >> the philippine government controls the island along with eight other disputed islands in the spratleys. tomas, a filipino national discovered the islands. he was later thrown in jail by former philippine penalty ferdinand marcos and forced to hand over the island. at least 200 people have been living here since the early
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1970's. it is a community relatively several sustaining. there is a help center, school, police station and even an air strip. residents say they have been living peacefully here for many, many years but that is slowly starting to change. these are troubled times for him. he said fisherman like him are harassed from bigger vessels from china and they are inching ever closer. >> they use cyanide so there is no more fish in the area. we can't go out far because we are afraid of them. >> the south china see is home to oil and gas reserves. several countries claim the spratleys, but it's china's actions seen to be the most aggressive. it has claimed seven reefs in the area, it's patrols and blockades of other vessels have been deemed provocative. >> i don't expect an eminent occupation by military force but what he can they could do is
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exactly the implementation of what the chinese call their cabbage strategy, to make it more difficult for fishing and patrol boats go around the area and this is like a trap. the chinese basically they're trying to achieve their objective without firing a single shot. this is something they've learned from an ancient chinese strategy. >> the philippines is building closer relations with the united states which continues to be the biggest naval power in asia. the government filed a land mark case versus china seeking to have china's claims declared invalid under the united nations convention of the law of the sea. >> we must get a favorable ruling in the arbitration case and second, we must maintain a credible force. >> it literally means hope and that is exactly what people like
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larry is hoping for a chance for peaceful sow existence in a region currently lost in the web of claims. al jazeera p.2 island at the spratleys in the south china sea. >> attacks between greece around its creditors have made progress but there are still obstacles. athens said it needs a swift release of the last installment of loans if it is to keep up with debt repayments. greece has promised to release budgetary reforms. >> voters are worried about the cost of putting a roof over their head, particularly young people in london. lawrence lee has this report. >> on the bank of the river thames a new quarter in london rises into the sky. this isn't catering to people like policeman or nurses.
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a one bedroom flat here costs over $1 million and most is already sold. the new american embassy will be here. the developers have marketed this entire area to wealthy foreign investors. the vision is tempting, an investor could install his girlfriend in a flat, rent it or leaf it empty but the whole district is irrelevant to 99% of people who live in london. >> the center of london tends to attracted middle east earn money, middle eastern investors looking for a prime product in the middle of london. middle to upper class investors are investing for pensions, for their children. >> down the road, developers have their eye on another lucrative plot as slated for demolition. she has lived her 20 years and helps victims of domestic violence. if the wrecking ball comes here, she will be out of london,
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because there's no way she can afford the prices. >> they are fores us to go outskirts of london or some other small towns or wherever we can find it because at the moment what they are offering us we cannot afford to live issue london anymore. >> nearby, the housing for poor people have disappeared. developers have taken their road shows to investors in 16 pour, mumbai beijing who can then charge thousands of months for rent. the cranes have mooched in. they protest but they are drowned out. >> we are against it. we want to live in london. this is our last stand against social cleansing of inner london. >> this has been let happen. after winning power tony blare's first act was to visit
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this very estate. he said there would be no forgotten people in the britain he wanted to build yet it was his government which first came up the idea of knocking down these people's flats. >> all of which brings us back to the elections and endless debates about the deserving and undeserving poor and whether there shouldn't be a cop on the number of poor immigrants allowed into the u.k. nowhere in this national conversation is there anything about the role of rich foreigners whose actions have made it incredibly difficult for many many people to live in london at all. >> housing is such that a leading charity found just 43 homes in all of london were now affordable for first time buyers. thousands of young people have had to move out of the capitol failed by politicians and a market dominated by rich investors. lawrence lee, al jazeera in london. >> still ahead how robots are
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helping stroke victory learn human movements. >> the world relay championships.
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>> there is a serious medical side of sport today. >> the death of an athlete from sudden cardiac arrest, danny jones dying after collapsing sunday was in a league one game.
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the 29-year-old had scored more than 1,000 points in 150 appearances, had been capped 12 times by wales. deaths like this are rare. two out of 21,000 will suffer cardiac arrest. there have been high profile incidents on the football pitch. gregory murton died in hospital after collapsing at a match in belgium. in 2003, another died in the federations cup. in 2004, an athlete survived after a collapse. medics were able to save him even though his heart stopped beating for 78 minutes. >> the official cardiologist at the london olympics in 2012 joins us, great to have you with us. it seems to be a rare thing for a young man or woman to die like this but is it more likely to
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happen if they're playing sports? >> very much so. sudden death is rare, but if someone's got a heart condition that could potentially kill, in their risk of dying if they play sport is three times greater than if they lead a sedentary lifestyle. >> what is exactly happening in these cases? >> some are born with an abnormal heart muscle or electrical apparatus. they are often asymptomatic and the adrenaline and hydration that goes with exercise causes the heart to go into arrhythm and without help in two to three minutes, the consequences can be dire. >> athletes under the age of 18 can be more vulnerable. >> it's true to say that some of these conditions, such as matter muffle conditions, athletes with this condition if young usually
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under 19 appear to be more vulnerable. forty percent of all deaths in sport occur in school children under 18 years old. >> what can be done to prevent this? the risk screening takes place but it's varying levels in varying countries. would it always alert that an individual is at risk. >> i think the most important thing is to raise awareness because there are thousands of people that play sports. we need to be aware of symptoms such as chest pain on exertion, breathlessness disproportionate to the exercise performed. family history is important. most conditions that cause death are genetic. the e.c.g., an electrical tracing of the heart has been shown to save lives. in england where it is mandatory, death have gone down
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90%. screening isn't foolproof. some people may be screened and still arrest and therefore defibrillators should be present in sporting arenas. >> i was going to see what about the venues themselves. in the case of danny jones there wasn't recitation equipment at the stadium. >> there should be, because it improves outcome several folder. if you start resuscitation within a minute and apply the defibrillation paddles within two or three minutes the outcome can go good. death rates go up 70% for every minute of delay. >> rory mcelroy won the title in san francisco. for the first time in his career the world number one
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beating in final. mcelroy had earlier won in the semifinal and four up in nine holes here. not quite the perfect few days, a late finishing match on saturday meant he had to give up tickets for the pacquiao-mayweather fight. he will be aiming for a fifth title at the u.s. open next month. >> this really gives me momentum. i feel like the confidence has been there. i feel my game was very close you know within even at the masters, but to get a win was huge, you know, especially in this stretch to get a win before the u.s. open. it would be nice to win that event, as well. >> andy murray won his first clay court title the world number three winning in three sets. in the final the match had been stopped sunday halfway through due to rain. the first british player to win in 39 years perhaps as a
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penalty, had to collect his trophy in germany laider hosen. >> that's obviously a very long time. it's always nice to try and -- i wasn't aware that that was the case but it's nice to have done that and hopefully i can try and win another one in the next few weeks. >> in the nba playoffs, the golden state warriors beat the memphis grizzlies in game one of their western conference semifinal. in the east, top seated atlanta hawks were beaten by washington wizards in game one. helping washington to a 104-98 win, they remain unbeaten so far in the postseason. >> everybody is sacrificing doing the little things and not
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complaining just for us to win. like in the regular season, sometimes you might not get that because a long 82 games. everybody's locked in. we have one goal, to keep winning and advancing. we're sacrificing a lot. >> fans were welcomed from around the world hosting six matches at the brazil world cup years ago. very different scene sunday. winning the state championship, but instead of a trophy presentation, there were violent clashes, the stadium torn apart. it's just been rebuilt at the cost of $200 million. >> new york city's m.l.s. franchise have the same owners as manchester, sunday were beaten by the assault sounders. new york city now haven't won since march 15. that is a winless streak of seven games.
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>> jamaica held by an error dropping the baton. that ended their medal chances. if he with draw after tightness in his hamstrings, still enjoyed that win though. >> 15 million people suffer stroke each year, a major cause of disability worldwide. for rehabilitation, it can be a slow and frustrating process. a hospital in london has drafted in robots to help. we have more. >> eight years ago she suffered you a stroke. she learned to walk but never regained the full use of her arm
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and hand. she's now undergoing a treatment which uses robots to help patients relearn physical movements. combining a computer controlled exo tell to know with video games, patients are effective with exercises. >> your mind is taken off the arm, but you still have to use the arm. the machine actually guides you through the program and it's a lovely feeling because naturally you can maneuver it in a way that your left hand works. >> at least 500 repetitions of a movement are needed in each session for lasting change. the robots allow this in a mother focused way. >> to be able to do a high number of repetitions we get both dose and intensity. we know from animal studies that you need hundreds of repetitions in order to get those benefits. >> the handled and arm muscles
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of stroke sufferers frequently tighten through lack of use making every day movements difficult. the robots help loosen and strengthen muscles but it's unlikely to replace conventional treatment. >> it's not the be all and end all. we couldn't buy just six robots and therapists to do the hands on stuff because the robot won't lengthen tight muscles it won't know which specifically weak muscles need strengthening. >> it's clear that early and effective rehabilitation produces the best recovery, and a number of hospitals around the world are now looking at using stroke rehab robots. the patients appear willing to get all the help they can. al jazeera. >> we are back in a few minutes here on al jazeera. the latest headlines for you and waiting for a news conference from john kerry, as well.
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>> quits in a netanyahu's service to form a new government. hello again from doha with the world news from al jazeera. surviving a suicide attack in a damascus neighborhood. 900 migrants arrive in sicily after being rescued by european coast guards. [ gunfire ] >> and two